How To Thrive Over 50: A Movement Checklist

One of the definitions Merriam-Webster has for thrive is: “to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances.” Your generation can progress towards, maintain or realize a goal of thriving. Of course, you may have a different definition of thriving than the next person (not to mention whatever stereotype general society deems … Continue reading How To Thrive Over 50: A Movement Checklist

Independence: A Vital Goal For Older Adults

Whether it is a 50-year-old woman looking forward to retirement, 65-year-old man that wants to reduce the medication he is taking or a 72-year-old woman that wants to go hiking at the Rocky Mountains with her grandkids - they all want independence. Some may have higher levels of independence than others but they intersect at … Continue reading Independence: A Vital Goal For Older Adults

Exercise Without Assumptions – Train For Agility

We rarely enjoy it when individuals make assumptions about us based on our beliefs, how we look or our age. When it comes to moving better and exercise don’t let assumptions about your potential hinder you. Regardless of your age, you should be training for a physical experience – life.  I strongly believe that age … Continue reading Exercise Without Assumptions – Train For Agility

The Joy of Movement

Forget the term exercise. Forget doing a certain number of reps. Forget cardio classes or lifting weights. Forget counting calories or walking on a treadmill. Forget exercise classes, Pilates, glute bridges, personal trainers or strength training. Forget dumbbells, resistance bands or balance training. Forget toning, sculpting or planks. I want you to instead think about … Continue reading The Joy of Movement

Don’t Ignore The Elephant In The Room – Move Better Now To Keep Your Independence

There are things that we can count on one hand that we fear as we age. These fears include disease, disability, and dementia. Exercise can reduce the chances of these, ease the symptoms or improve the overall quality of life and health while living with them. Thus, even if you are living with something like … Continue reading Don’t Ignore The Elephant In The Room – Move Better Now To Keep Your Independence

Squashing the Myths About Exercise for Older Adults – Part 2

Despite our cultural depictions of aging, we all have the ability to age well with the strength, agility and balance to maintain our quality of life and the activities we enjoy. Traditional exercise programs, and even many fitness professionals, often disregard the ability of mature adults and seniors to maintain and gain qualities like strength … Continue reading Squashing the Myths About Exercise for Older Adults – Part 2

Exercise Without Assumptions: Train for Power

We rarely enjoy it when individuals make assumptions about us based on our beliefs, how we look or our age. When it comes to moving better and exercise don’t let assumptions about your potential hinder you. Regardless of your age, you should be training for a physical experience – life.  The benefits allow you to … Continue reading Exercise Without Assumptions: Train for Power